Festival of Hymns marks Society’s 75th anniversary

Tuesday September 20th 2011

John Crothers (Chairman RSCM France), Christopher Idle (Hymn writer & commentator), Bishop Edward Darling (Exec President HS GB & NI), Julie Bell (Leader of HS75 orchestra), Dr Donald Davison (Organist) and John Barnard (Conductor). Photo: Arthur Macartney.St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast, was the venue for a Festival of Hymns on Saturday September 17 and involved choirs from across Northern Ireland.

The event was organised by the Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland Executive President Bishop Edward Darling to mark the Society’s 75th Anniversary.

The organist was Dr Donald Davison and a ‘HS75’ orchestra was assembled specially for the occasion by Julie Bell who also orchestrated the hymns.

Choirs were conducted by John Barnard , while Christopher Idle commentated on each of the hymns.  

Orchestra and Choirs during the Festival of Hymns in St Anne's. Picture: Arthur Macartney.














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